Our Annual Tree-Trimming Party

Holiday hosting is something I can’t get enough of. Since my first year at Queen’s, I’ve hosted a holiday gathering with friends either at my own place or as co-hostess. Living in a condo, we had to rethink the format of our usual all-night, all-out bash. For the last two…

For The Girls: Holiday Gift Guide

Iconic Barbies and sweet-smelling minis; shiny new purses and iconic brooches… these are a few of my favourite things! I can’t help but channel my own wants when pulling together a gift guide for the lady in your life but be forewarned – these are (for the most part) things…

Holiday Hostess Gifts: 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

If the deluge of holiday parties has you scrambling for hostess gifts, have I got a treat for you! While you could certainly bring a bottle of wine and call it a day, the holidays are a great opportunity to be a little extra and gift your friend with something…

The 7 Best Advent Calendars for 2016

Does your holiday meter flip its switch at midnight on October 31? You’re not alone! While I don’t go full-on Christmas for some time, I start a little bit of seasonal cheer on November 1. Small things, like swapping our pumpkins for golden acorns and our tombstone for a deer…

Last Minute Gifts Under $50! : Holiday Gift Guide 2015

We’re in the home stretch! Blessedly, I’m mostly done my shopping but still have a pile of wrapping to do. My husband and I are both really into stockings – we both had them filled up with everything from oranges to small toys as kids – so my final gift guide…

Lady Loves: Holiday Gift Guide 2015

The shopping days left until Christmas are dwindling, but don’t worry – if you’re missing a gift for a special lady in your life, these should all get here in time! This slightly haphazard collection is sure to have something to satisfy even the pickiest, hardest-to-shop-for gal. Trust me –…

Furry Friends: Holiday Gift Guide 2015

This is a gift guide for your furry friends, not friends that are furries. Just so we’re clear. 😉 If you’re anything like me, your fur babies get spoiled 365 days of the year. But there’s nothing quite like seeing your puppy tear through wrapping paper on Christmas morning (Chloe…